We have had a tough week-and-a-half. I had an accident and ended up with a mild concussion — slightly debilitating, but nothing serious. Wednesday evening on our way to mid-week bible study, we hit a patch of black ice and slid into the ditch. Luckily, neither the car nor either of us were hurt. A little over an hour in the ditch and the tow truck had us out. We had a couple of other minor problems, but nothing major when considered in the grand scope of life.

Saturday morning, we were talking about some of the problems we had faced in the past week-and-a-half. One of the things was a time sensitive delivery that did not come. Our 4-and-a-half year old grandson was there with us at the time listening to this adult conversation. In wisdom beyond his years, he spoke up and said, "But grandma, you got something better."

She said, "What was that Christopher?"

He replied, "You get to spend time with your grandson!"

You can't argue with that, can you?

Remember the song about "counting your blessings"? That kind of fits here, doesn't it? The second verse goes this way, "Are you ever burdened with a load of care? Does the cross seem heavy you are called to bear? Count your many blessings every doubt will fly, and you will be singing as the day goes by."

That kind of fits here, doesn't it?
The Bible reminds us, "This is the day the LORD has made. We will rejoice and be glad in it." (Psalm 118:24 NLT)

If you are like me, it is far too easy to fall into the trap of dwelling only on the negative things in life. It seems like every day I have to decide all over again to do better in remembering my blessings.

May our God continue to shower us with blessings as we strive to remember them.